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Hong Kong ArtWalk: SoCO exhibition confronts ugly truths
ArtWalk proceeds will go to the Society for Community Organization to fight poverty and homelessness, which are showcased by a gallery of documentary photography
It's the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong ArtWalk, the annual, boozy charity event where art galleries in Central stay open till midnight for a good cause.
Last year, ArtWalk 2009 raised a donation of HK$477,000 (and ArtWalk 2008 raised a record HK$689,000) which benefited the Society for Community Organization (SoCO).
This year, SoCO will again benefit from proceeds raised from ArtWalk 2010 for their pro-active community work, original social policy research and advocacy work. One of the participating galleries, Schoeni Art Gallery, has donated its premises for a special exhibition on Hong Kong's 'invisible' people -- the homeless, the cage home-dwellers, the children who grow up in cubicle-homes -- whose rights are guarded by organisations such as SoCO. Take a sneak peek at the striking images at the SoCO and ArtWalk website.